How do i do a Stop Motion like thing on my Sony Handy Cam?
I have a Sony Handy Cam DCR-SR45E and i want to do a Stop Motion like thing, For example like in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q2Bu-5E-sQ
can i do it on my camera and how can i get to that mode?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The video you posted is called time lapse photography/video, where a picture is taken at timed intervals. When run together into a video, these images show a rapid passing of time. There are time lapse programs that can be used in tandem with a camera to automatically take a picture at any set interval.
If your handy cam has a firewire or usb port, you can connect your camera to your computer and it can be recognized by stop motion software which can give you a live video feed and capture individual pictures, as well as export the images into a video file.
To actually frame-grab and compile the movie, I'd suggest using Monkeyjam if you're on a PC. It's free.
AnimatorDV: Simple+ became freeware.
If you're on a Mac, you could try Framethief or FramebyFrame.
For any specific questions, you should check out www.stopmotionanimation.com
It's a message board filled with stop motion animators helping eachother out. They even have a handbook section that has basic answers and info on a variety of stop motion topics (armatures, sets, cameras, etc)
AnimateClay.com also has some good beginner tutorials:
- smashveeLv 41 decade ago
Stop motion generally isn't a camera mode. It is a process of taking hundreds of still photographs, with a slight movement of the subject between frames, then you put all of the frames together in order in a slide show or animation - this is stop motion.